Simple oven Roasted Chicken

This is the second recipe for the “10 Chicken Recipes” feature, ENJOY!!

Note: This recipe requires overnight marination.


  • 12  chicken pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ( paprika, grounded garlic and dried parsley)
  • 2 cubes maggi (Bouillon cube)
  • Large oven tray and 1 sheet aluminum foil



  • In a large bowl, combine all the spices listed above.
  • Add the chicken into the spices a couple of pieces at a time, combine until  well coated. Marinate the chicken overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 300f. In the mean time remove the chicken from the fridge and place the pieces on the aluminum foil lined oven tray.
  • Bake the chicken for 30mins turning once at the 15mins interval.
*If you will like a crispier chicken(as in the last picture), bake the chicken for another 20mins. it will become darker brown, which is perfect for soaked garri.


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By |November 29th, 2011|31 Comments


  1. Fati December 12, 2015 at 6:35 am - Reply

    I am morrocan and i got married to a nigerian man and really ur blog helps me soooo much to make some nice nigerian food . Thank u so much . The chicken looks so much delicious for sure i will try it ( ^^)

  2. Sugar December 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    What is the second foil meant for please?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      Must have been a typo. You need just one sheet of foil.

  3. olubee November 26, 2015 at 7:08 am - Reply

    The knobs on my gas has 4 flame symbols from small to very large. How to i convert to degrees.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      I will suggest you start with the middle button, then increase to high in the last 10 minutes.

  4. Tara Gomez June 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    great i wonder how it will taste i make it. do i add olive oil in it before i put it in the oven ?

  5. Liz December 9, 2013 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Did you add water to the ingredients listed while marinating or you used them dry because I tried it and came out with steamed chicken instead, though it was tasty but didn’t get that crunchy part I wanted.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      No I did not add water. Next time simply increase the heat level to get it crispier

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  7. olamide July 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    do i have to boil the chicken first, somebody help a sister

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      No!! you don’t have to boil the chicken prior.

  8. Ray January 23, 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Thanks for the recipe. I was just wondering if the temperature listed above is in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius.


    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ray, temperature is in Celsius.

      • Name January 24, 2012 at 4:00 am - Reply

        Thanks. The chicken tasted sooo good 🙂

  9. 9jafoodie
    9jafoodie December 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Sorry about the smoke, I have never had that experience before. Happy it was easy though 🙂

  10. Gbemi December 12, 2011 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Mouthwatering, yummy looking chicken.
    It’s almost 12 midnight. I’m sure I’ll dream of this chicken :o)

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 13, 2011 at 1:17 am - Reply

      lol… thanks Ms Gbemi. welcome back.

  11. The Relentless Builder December 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Ooooh! You sabi berra tin! That last tip about getting the chicken darker brown for enjoying it with soaked garri was just … *no words*

    I bake chicken regularly, but usually don’t marinate it overnight. So I will definitely try your method for “flavor-sake.” Thanks!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      lol… you know right. Marinating makes all the difference.

  12. lorlah December 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    i just finished eating yes eating my oven roasted chicken n i most say it was bliss.Chicken so juicy n succulent hum am having goose bumps over food lol
    it dint last long enough to stay on my rice. my husband thinks am a genius in d kitchen
    i marinated mine for 2 days cos i dint have time to roast it yesterday actually
    cant wait for the other recipes
    keep doing ds pls

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm - Reply

      Awwww…. you just made my evening. thanks a million for the compliment, I will keep the recipes coming.

  13. Oyin LDN December 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Nice! I’ve been looking for a simple chicken recipe, I usually just make it up but I’m defo gonna try yours

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      yEIIIII… i AM certain you will like it

  14. 9jafoodie
    9jafoodie December 1, 2011 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment everyone, I really appreciate it!
    @Dvynlove: I didn’t even think of that, I have to make it happen. lol.

  15. Dvynlove November 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I love chicken a lot and I’m happy about the recipes…It’s helping my kitchen skills…Thanks so much Naijafoodie.PLS KINDLY INCLUDE THE RECIPE FOR FULL STUFFED OVEN BAKED OR GRILLED CHICKEN…Eg Thanksgiving turkey recipe…

  16. HoneyDame November 30, 2011 at 2:05 am - Reply

    Dem go hear am in that house after I return home!
    Well don 9jaFOODie, na you biko!

  17. dat1okrikababe November 30, 2011 at 2:03 am - Reply

    very lovely..cant wait for all the other recipes in this series.

  18. chinasa November 30, 2011 at 12:16 am - Reply

    #i want#
    loving the chicken recipes…

  19. Ibifiri Mobolaji-Kamsont November 30, 2011 at 12:14 am - Reply

    this is nice. the minute i go shopping i will definitely do this. i am saving the recipe. Nice work.

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